Cycle Volta Ebike Holiday Gift Guide

Product and accessory picks for the ebike rider in your life.

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Check out our staff’s gift picks below.Silca

It’s that time of year to hit the interwebz or your local bike shop to get the perfect holiday gift for the ebike rider(s) in your life. The Cycle Volta staff put together this sampling of suggestions.

Stay Warm And Dry In The Wet: Showers Pass Women’s Elite 2.1 Jacket

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The Women’s Elite 2.1 Jacket is windproof and waterproof.Showers Pass

The Elite 2.1 jacket is a favorite of roadies, commuters, and randonneurs, using three-layer fabrics for durability and lightweight waterproof protection. It’s body-mapped to maximize breathability and waterproof/windproof protection. When temperatures rise, the jacket has seven venting options to keep you cool. A large back pocket and chest pocket with audio port provide storage space for keys, a flat repair kit, and energy bars.

Carry Cargo In Style: Ortlieb E-Mate Pannier

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The E-Mate pannier is designed specifically for ebikes.Ortlieb

The E-Mate is designed specifically for ebikes: a waterproof rear pannier with the proven QL2.1 mounting system. With 16 liters of volume, the E-Mate hauls everything for a comfortable day trip with a special compartment to secure a spare battery—or better yet, a bottle of wine. The main feature: a padded, removable sleeve stows a battery from Bosch, Shimano, Yamaha, or BionX. A new magnetic closure allows quick access to the bag. Thanks to its semi-rigid construction, the E-Mate is stable and will maintain its shape, which is helpful when packing off the bike. The padded shoulder strap converts the pannier into a pack for easy transport, and highly luminous gray reflectors ensure safety from dusk to dawn.

Get Smart About Security: ABUS 770A SmartX U-Lock

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Your phone is your key with the ABUS 770A SmartX U-Lock.Amazon

The 770A SmartX is the first keyless smart lock from ABUS. Your smartphone is your key, and it can remain in your pocket for the ultimate in convenience. An included keycard connects the corresponding ABUS app (iOS or Android) to the lock. When users approach their bicycle with their smartphone, the smartphone unlocks the lock. To open it, just pull the shackle out of the body of the lock. Locking is just as easy: Push the shackle in, activate the alarm, and walk away. The SmartX features a Bluetooth receiver. If a thief or passerby touches the lock, a low warning beep is sounded. More vigorous movement triggers a full alarm that increases in sound to 100 decibels.

Beautify Routine Maintenance: Silca HX-One Home Essential Kit

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The HX-One Home Essential Kit is housed a CNC’d beechwood box.Silca

Silca is known for making pumps and tool sets that are not only of the highest quality, but ones that are gorgeous to look at as well. Any home mechanic would love to receive Silca’s HX-One Home Essential Kit. Housed in a beautiful CNC-machined beechwood carrying case with a magnetic closure, the kit includes a full set of steel S2 steel hex wrenches (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm) with a grippy red polymer coating, S2 steel Torx bits (T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, and T30), and S2 steel screw bits (PH1, PH2, SL4, and SL5).

Extend eMTB Range: EVOC FR Trail E-Ride Pack

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The FR Trail E-Ride features back protection and space for a 3-liter hydration reservoir.EVOC USA
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A padded pocket fits a spare Bosch, Panasonic, or Yamaha battery.EVOC USA

In addition to serving as a mountain bike back protector and hydration pack (reservoir not included), the EVOC FR Trail E-Ride has a padded pocket to fit an extra eMTB battery from Bosch, Panasonic, or Yamaha. The pack is available in one size (M/L), weighs 2.86 pounds, and has detachable back protection, a spacious tool compartment, a rain cover, and a helmet-carrying flap.

Protect Little Passengers: Giro Scamp Youth Bike Helmet

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The Scamp helmet takes design cues from Giro’s adult helmet.Amazon

The Scamp helmet is built with some of the same elements found in Giro’s leading adult helmets but in a smaller size to fit kiddos. The Roc Loc Jr. fit system with pinch-guard buckle provides an easy way to fit your kid’s helmet quickly and securely. With a wide size range, your child can use this helmet as they grow from balance bikes to training wheels. The design is inspired by Giro’s adult Montaro helmet, and since the Scamp is available in a range of kid-friendly colors and designs, let your child pick out their favorite so they’ll be excited to wear it every time they ride.

Treat Them To A Tour By Ebike: Adventure Cycling Association

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Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway on Adventure Cycling’s Shenandoah National Park tour.Dennis Coello

The Adventure Cycling Association offers many multi-day inn-to-inn and fully supported cycling tours that welcome Class 1 ebikes (Class 2 throttle ebikes and Class 3 “speed pedelecs” are not allowed on any Adventure Cycling tours). For 2020, trips include weeklong tours of the Texas Hill Country, the high Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Shenandoah National Park (including “the very best miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive”), the Oregon coast, and South Dakota’s Black Hills. More Info: adventurecycling.org

Kicks For Commuting: Louis Garneau Urban Cycling Shoes

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The Garneau Urban shoe is designed for comfort on and off the bike.Garneau

Great for riding with or without clipless pedals, Garneau’s Urban shoe is designed to be comfortable and flexible both on and off the bike. The shoe’s upper is made from a PU leather and mesh for comfort and breathability. It’s the perfect style for the cyclist who wants to enjoy a nice ride yet be able to stop for some extra activities along the way. You no longer need two different pairs of shoes to do some sightseeing, take a walk on a nature trail, or simply enjoy the day.